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Help! XP producing "Application Failed to initialize properl

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When i start up my computer (WinXP SP2), after i get the welcome screen i receive the error msgs "Application Failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005)" which pops up about 2-3 times. then my deskop top background image loads but nothing else. All my icons that where on the desktop are gone, i have no task bar at the bottom and no time, just the background desktop image. if i press Atl+Ctr+Del, i get the windows task manager. from there i can run most of my programs, however if I try to open some things such as add/remove programs, I get rundll32 error with the same "Application Failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005)". I've tried to run both SDFix and ComboFix but neither can run due to more "Application Failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005)" errors.
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We now need to make certain that this issue is not malware because if we troubleshoot otherwise we may be wasting our time.

I suggest you go to the Malware Forum and run all the steps located in the START HERE. These self-help tools will help you clean up 70% of problems on your own. If you are still having problems after doing the steps, then please post a HiJackThis Log in THAT forum. If you are unable to run and/or post a HJT log, then post that in your initial post in the topic you create in that forum.

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).
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